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#1 Predator6sic6

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:21 AM

Hi I recently bought a Dell 2405FPW and I love it, but when I hook my 360 up to it (with the component cables) and play an origonal Xbox game like Halo 2 it starts ghosting realy bad. This monitor has a 12 ms responce rate and when I play a PC FPS like counter strike there is absolutely no ghosting. Do you guys think if i bought a VGA cable it would help fix my problem?
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#2 redwolf

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:23 AM

ghosting only on Xbox1 games? unsure.gif

what display mode(480/720/1080) you're running? and normal x360 games works fine...?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:26 AM

Im running in 1080i and regular 360 games seem to be fine.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 06:16 AM

I've heard of ghosting on the dell 2405 via component. I'd recommend getting the MS vga cable.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:47 PM

alright thanks ill go ahead and buy one then.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 10:16 PM

no no no no no no no



The ms vga cable is nothing but utter crap on a 2405, the washed out image is horrible. Either try a dif set of component cables or call dell and get a replacement asap.

Also, I use mine in 720p, so try that.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:23 AM

QUOTE(Wffsoccer @ Jul 12 2006, 03:23 PM) View Post

no no no no no no no
The ms vga cable is nothing but utter crap on a 2405, the washed out image is horrible. Either try a dif set of component cables or call dell and get a replacement asap.

Also, I use mine in 720p, so try that.

It used to be before the recent big dash update. Have you tried your monitor with the vga cables with the dash update?

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:26 AM

ok good thing i checked back here before i bought one let me know for shure if the vga cable is good or not.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:23 AM

I used to use a 2405fpw for the 360 with component cables, and the only time I noticed severe ghosting was when it was set to 1080i (which it almost never was, because of that). I did plenty o Halo 2 live on that monitor as well, no problems.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:40 PM

i get the black and purple bars issue after a while .

no ghosting though .

any idea how to fix this ?

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:01 PM

I own a 2405. Any interlaced image produces a lot of ghosting. Use 720p, and you will have a beautiful picture.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:47 PM

right , ive set it to 720p . the picture rocks.

but the moving bars still appear after a while . how do i get rid of that ? epsilon 72?

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:04 AM

I didn't notice any moving bars with mine...

The only thing I did notice was some slight banding with white screens on the original xbox, and some strange image artifacts with gamecube component output, but there weren't any problems with the 360. Maybe it's interferance from another source? I don't know... maybe you could post some pics of it or something?

When did you get your monitor? How long is the monitor on before you start having problems? I know the electronics aren't the most reliable in those monitors, like problems with powersupplies and backlights making humming or high pitched noises after a while of being powered on, etc. Do you notice any problems with other component sources?

Edited by epsilon72, 21 August 2006 - 12:05 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2006 - 10:05 PM

Ya Ive switched to 720p and the ghosting stoped.
Would there be any significant image quality
increase if I got the VGA cable?

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:52 AM

^ATF300



Well it sounds like you have a hum bar (look it up on google). Its usually produced by coax cable because of a bad grounding.


I had the same purble/black bars slowly creeping up my screen and disconnected the coax and viola, the bar was gone. Called the cable company and they fixed it.




Good luck. It drove me nuts LOL.

Edited by Heet, 22 August 2006 - 02:53 AM.





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